Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1870 & 79

Henry Hardman Lord (1808 - 1879)

 Henry Hardman Lord was an Engineer employed by the London and North Western Railway Company and stood for Salford Union Board of Guardians in 1875.

He was born on 21st July 1808 in Farnworth, near Bolton Lancashire and baptised at St Saviour's Church, Ringley, near Farnworth. His father was John Lord, who was a Weaver and his mother was Ann Lord.

On 18th May 1835 Henry Hardman Lord married Mary Tinker (born 1811 in Salford) at St John's Church, Deansgate, Manchester. (There is no definite record of Mary's parents). In 1841 census shows the couple lived at St Ann Street, St Oswald, Great Boughton, Chester. (This was at the time when the railway came to Chester). Their children were Anne Robinson (born 1836 and baptised 13th November 1836 in Salford), and John (born 1841 at Great Boughton, Chester and baptised at St Oswald's Church, Chester in April 1841). Absent was their son George (born 1839 in Salford and baptised on 17th February 1839 in Salford).

In 1851, the Lord family lived at Kent Place, Salford. Henry was aged 42 and an Engineer, Mary was aged 40, Anne was aged 14, George was aged 12, John was aged 10 and newcomers Henry (born 1843 at Great Boughton and baptised on 6th August 1843 at St John the Baptist Church, Chester) aged 8 and Alfred (born 1845 at Great Boughton, Chester and baptised on 21st September 1845 at St John the Baptist, Chester) aged 6. There is no census record for 1861, but the Manchester Rate Books show Henry Lord at Tank Row, Gorton Township, Manchester. This property was owned by London and North Western Railway Company.

On 18th June 1864 the Huddersfield Chronicle reported "The Fearful Accident at Marsden Station" where Henry (Locomotive Superintendent at Longsight, Manchester Depot) gave evidence at the Inquest. A L&NW Railway Fireman was carrying out lubrication whilst the train was stationery at Marsden Station near Huddersfield, when he somehow fell off the train and suffered a fractured skull and died. A family tragedy occurred when Henry's son George died on 8th October 1869 aged 30. He was buried at Weaste Cemetery and a large gravestone records "Erected to the memory of George Lord, late of the London and North Western Railway, by his brother officers and a few friends." In 1871, Henry, Mary and young Henry lived at Howard Terrace, Eccles New Road, Salford.

The Manchester Weekly Times of 27th March 1875 records the death of Mary, wife of Henry Hardman Lord of Glen View, Eccles New Road, died on 22nd March, aged 64. And 4 years later Henry died on 19th January 1879 aged 70 at 52 Howard Street, Eccles New Road and was reunited with his wife and son George at Weaste Cemetery.

Henry's son Henry became a prominent local Architect, with offices in John Dalton Street, Manchester. Some of his designs were: the Langworthy Gallery at Peel Park; Salford Royal Technical Institute; Eccles and Patricroft Hospital; Grecian Street Board School; the Nurses Home on Eccles Old Road; and Salford Lads Club, Ordsall.